Counselling can provide valuable and confidential support. It provides a space where you can talk to someone about your concerns and emotional difficulties, someone trained and skilled in listening and helping you clarify your thoughts and feelings, which you may not be able to discuss with anyone else.
Headway Black Country provides a counselling service for brain injury survivors, their carers and close family members for a defined range of problems.
The types of problems suitable for this service are:
- Mental health problems: For example, mild to moderate episodes of anxiety or depression, anger management, self-esteem difficulties.
- Problem associated with life crises, such as bereavement, illness.
- Problem associated with relationships (a specialist service such as RELATE may also be considered suitable in some cases).
- This service is being offered on a trial basis and although there is a charge the costs are being kept as low as possible.
Counselling is provided by members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is available either by self-referral or referral through another body for instance a GP.